BGSU Baseball finishes Louisville weekend series

Emma Tucker, Sports Reporter, FMSN

The Bowling Green baseball team fell 14-1 to the Louisville Cardinals on Sunday.

Looking to repeat what they accomplished in the game before, the Brown and Orange were ready to leave with the weekend under their belts.

Hoping to redeem the weekend themselves, the Cardinal offense jumped into action in the sixth inning, ultimately leaving Bowling Green behind.

The Falcons held to only five hits compared to Louisville’s 15 and were unable to hold a high-scoring game.

With this game in the books, Bowling Green has moved to a 2-4 season record.

Here’s how it happened.

After a quiet top of the first, Louisville’s Ryan McCoy approached the box in the bottom of the first, hitting a solo home run off Bowling Green starter Peyton Wilson.

The Falcons now trailed the Cardinals by one.

Bowling Green took to the top of the second but had no hits to add to the books.

The Cardinals once again returned to the batter’s box, leading 1-0. Louisville, wasting no time, managed to score three runs off of three hits.

Going into the top of the third, with the Falcons down 4-0, BGSU was able to add to the scoresheet.

Junior Anthony Toma, able to single one up the middle, got the drive started for the Orange and Brown.

Shortly after, infielder Ryan Johnston took one down the right field line, allowing Toma to advance to third.

Now with runners in scoring position and the payoff pitch from the Cardinals, sophomore Nathan Archer logged his fourth RBI of the season.

With this, the Falcons trailed Louisville by three going into the bottom of the third.

The next two innings, with no hits by either team, left the score at a 4-1 lead for the Cardinals.

At the bottom of the fifth, Louisville managed to put another run on the board following an RBI by McCoy.

Bowling Green’s attempt to load the bases was cut short, leaving two men on base going into the bottom of the sixth inning.

From here, a two-RBI spark gave the Cardinals the momentum to add six more to the board.

Moving into the seventh inning, Louisville held a comfortable ten-run lead over Bowling Green.

At the bottom of the seventh, the Cardinals stretched the lead to 13-1.

With Louisville’s defense keeping hits and runners at a minimum, they allowed only one hit between the seventh inning and the end of the game.

Past the seventh inning stretch, Louisville added one more run to the score going into the top of the ninth.

With only three outs left in the game, the Falcons were unable to get runners in scoring position and the series would go to the Cardinals.

From here, the Falcons head to Evansville for a four-game series starting on Friday, March 3 beginning at 4 pm.

For more information about the team, visit the athletics webpage.